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Don't know what to say

"In the Forest of the Night". Hmm. So many things to say about this, not sure they're all legal.

How about I just say that this episode almost put me off watching the rest of the season. Oh, I'll keep watching, but it feels like I just can't look away from a train wreck.

We watched "The Web of Fear" last night, a 1967 (about) episode, with one part missing, and it was a hundred times better than this. We were enthralled, even with the horrible special effects (Oh no! Bubble wrap! Run!) Oh well. At least the classic show, the audios, and series 1-5 are keeping me happy with lots of good quality stories.

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flowsoffire
Oct. 27th, 2014 08:12 am (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear that ep was so unpleasant for you ♥

Classics ftw! :)
shivver13
Oct. 27th, 2014 08:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :) My husband is still ranting about it. He laughed when I said I needed to recover it from it, so I'm going to go pop in "Love and Monsters". I am actually not sure which episode is worse - at least the first half of "Love and Monsters" was very good.

I did watch an episode after it, though: "The Runaway Bride." One of my favorites. It made me feel a lot better.
flowsoffire
Oct. 27th, 2014 08:28 pm (UTC)
LOL! Well, good that rewatches made you feel better ;)
shivver13
Oct. 27th, 2014 08:35 pm (UTC)
Oh, Donna! Every time I watch "The Runaway Bride," at the end, when he says, "You could, you know, come with me," I keep wishing she would say yes. ;)
flowsoffire
Oct. 27th, 2014 08:43 pm (UTC)
Donna is amazing ♥♥♥
a_phoenixdragon
Oct. 27th, 2014 06:51 pm (UTC)
Dude...the Classics are marvelous, yes?!

I have...mixed reactions about it myself. Not really sure what to think with most of the season, though!

*HUGS*
shivver13
Oct. 27th, 2014 08:33 pm (UTC)
It always amazes me how good some of the classic episodes are! A lot of people discount them because the special effects are so bad, but the stories are just brilliant.

Series 8 has just disappointed me in general. It feels very contrived: very forced conflict between the three mains, Clara just swinging back and forth between personality extremes, and heavy-handed attempts at emotional scenes. Capaldi is brilliant, but the Doctor is completely overshadowed by Clara's melodrama. The only two episodes I've really enjoyed are "Mummy on the Orient Express" - if I ignore Clara's scenes - and "Flatline" - if I ignore Clara's self-importance.

Oh, ugh. I'm really trying not to rant about this season, trying to keep my mouth shut. Which is why I'm trying so hard to talk only about the classic show, the audios, and series 1-6. Urgh. :)
a_phoenixdragon
Oct. 27th, 2014 09:35 pm (UTC)
You know, I CRINGE at older movies and shows - the lighting, the effects, the dialogue, etc...but Doctor Who has never done that to me. I blow it all off and BELIEVE. And the Classic series is just...gorgeous.

Bless, honey. I totally get you here. But then, I always put it down to 'I'm an ass who misses Matt', lol! *Sigh*

Aww, I didn't mean to get you upset. Let's talk just classic, yeah? Still catching up on Audios, lol!! And you already know my love of S1-6. *Kisses*
shivver13
Oct. 27th, 2014 09:57 pm (UTC)
Oh, you didn't get me upset. It's been a full day of series 8-bashing where I am. I've been trying not to whine about series 8, because I love Doctor Who and I don't want to bash it, and I've even been refraining about talking about it on my other blog - there's so much to love about DW that I can easily find other things to talk about. I just don't want to be negative about the show.

I'm an ass who misses David! :) And Chris! And Matt to a lesser extent - series 7 wasn't my favorite either.

I love to cringe at DW's effects. Bubble-wrap monsters make me giggle. But I think I approach the episodes with the attitude of "I can ignore the effects because the rest of it is all so good." If you're engrossed in the story, the effects can be ignored. But if the story is terrible, the best effects in the world are not going to save your show.
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